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Third Year Information

Last Updated 6th May 2022

Information Evening for parents/guardians/students held on Thursday 28th April

Video of information evening
Powerpoint Presentation for TY 2022
Some Questions and Answers

Q1. Can students do work experience with immediate family members? For example parents or siblings?
Students should try to find work experience from someone outside the family as this will make it easier when receiving feedback and learning from the experience. However if work experience with family members is deemed the most suitable at that time this could be granted following a conversation with the TY Coordinator Ms. Higgins.
Q2. What is the ICT programme?
This is a introductory ICT programme which introduces students to Microsoft 365 suite. It covers word, excel and powerpoint.
Q3. Can you do work experience at 15?
Many employers are willing to take students at 15 as they will be covered under DDLETB school insurance.
Q4. Is there going to be a school trip abroad?
There are no plans for a foreign trip at the moment.
Q5. Do you have dates for TY work experience in February 2023?
Dates to be confirmed soon.
Q6. Is it possible to do work experience at a different time.
Work experience must be carried out during the specified dates. However if you wish to do some additional work experience this may be approved but only after consulting with the TY Coordinator Ms. Higgins.

28 January 2022

Adjustments to the Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations 2022

Students and parents can find information on the  Adjustments to the Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations 2022 HERE
Last Updated 26 January 2022
3rd Year Information evening
An information evening was held on Teams for parents/guardians and students of 3rd year. Topics covered by Ms Casey, Ms O’Gara and Ms Malone included study skills, note taking, time management, Junior Cycle exams, subject levels and assessments as well as useful information for planning ahead for the future including ensuring a healthy lifestyle, motivation and beginning to inform you about the CAO system that lies ahead. There is also excellent advice for students/parents/guardians about the Mock and the Junior Cycle examinations. The full video of the presentation is now available HERE. The powerpoint presentation from the evening is available HERE.

Questions and Answers Sheet available HERE

Payment for correction of the Mock Examinations of €100 is now due. Please pay using our Online Payment System.

3rd year Parent Teacher Meeting (updated 13th January 2022)

Please see details of our upcoming 3rd year Parent Teacher Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday 25th January 16.15 – 18.45. We are really looking forward to discussing your son/daughter’s progress with you. Due to Covid-19 restrictions in schools we are unable to hold face to face Parent Teacher Meetings in the school building but can facilitate the Parent Teacher Meeting online through a Microsoft Teams call.

The Parent Teacher Meeting Scheduler is also directly available at the following location: Parent Teacher Meeting Scheduler

When you visit the Parent Teacher Meeting Scheduler you should:

· Enter your unique Student ID

· Select the teachers you wish to speak with from Tuesday 11th January in order of preference

· Click ‘Save Preferences’ before leaving the page

The closing date for entering your preferences is end of day on Tuesday 18th January 2022. Please note that appointments cannot be scheduled to see any teachers after this date.

We will send home on Thursday 20th January 2022, via your son/daughter, a document advising you of your appointment times for the online meeting.

The meeting will take place on Microsoft Teams – please ensure you have Microsoft Teams downloaded on the device you will be using to attend the meeting. You must access the meeting with your son/daughter’s Microsoft account: their email address and their password. We advise you to practice logging onto Microsoft Teams with this email and password prior to the 1st year Parent Teacher Meeting. If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact the school on admin@lucancc.ie.

Each meeting will last 5 minutes. We ask that only the parent/guardian attends the Parent Teacher Meeting unless attendance by the student is requested by the subject teacher.

Update on 3rd Year November Assessments and Delay in Reports

Dear 3rd Year Parents and Guardians,

We wish to apologise for the delay in sharing the 3rd year November assessments with you. Unfortunately, we have encountered lots of technical issues with VSware, the platform we use to record and share student information. We have been working with VSware since 19th November to rectify the many anomalies that we, along with many other schools have encountered. We have reported the issue directly to VSware and to our patron body DDLETB who have assured us that they are trying to ensure that the issue is rectified.

I wish to confirm that all 3rd year teachers entered data for the November assessments on time but due to faults within the VSware system when they installed a system update, this data was no longer visible. This has been a source of great frustration for teachers, students and I am sure yourselves.

We continue to work with VSware to rectify all issues and we will publish the 3rd year reports as soon as all anomalies have been addressed. Teachers have already provided subject results directly to your children so that you have some idea of the progress they are making prior to receiving the formal report. I would also encourage you to attend the online Parent Teacher meeting on Tuesday 25th January to ensure that you have additional feedback from teachers.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We appreciate your support as we work to resolve the issue.

Kind regards

Diane Birnie, Elaine Brady, Gráinne Malone, Stephen Brett, Genevieve Casey and the 3rd year Team.



12th October 2021


Dear 3rd year parent/guardian,

To support and encourage students with their study, a Boost Your Well-Being Programme has been arranged for all third-year students. Each student will attend a two-hour workshop on either Monday the 15th or Tuesday 16th November. Full details will be provided to students.

Topics covered in the workshop include:

1. Managing emotions; coping with adversity.

2. Fighting spirit: ways to build resilience.

3. Staying well: self-care strategies.

The cost of the course is €10 which can be paid now on the school online payment system. (https://lucancc.ie/connections/lcc-school-app/) Please ensure payment for this course is made before Friday 5th of November. Students will need a pen and a copy to participate fully in the workshop. Please feel free to contact Ms Casey or Ms. Malone if you have any questions in relation to this workshop.

We really feel that students will benefit from the programme, especially in light of the challenges they have faced recently.

Thanking you in advance for your support.

Yours sincerely

Genevieve Casey (Year Head) and

Grainne Malone (Deputy Principal)




RE: 3rd year students of 2021/2022  

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope that the start of the school holidays has provided a well-earned break for your son/daughter and that you and your families can use some of the summer to recharge the batteries after some busy and challenging times.

This online pack contains important information regarding planning for the coming school year. We ask that you inform us immediately by emailing admin@lucancc.ie if there are any changes to your contact details or if you have queries about next year.

I am delighted to include the following documents as part of this online pack:

  • Summer Report for those who have completed 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th year can now be accessed through the VSware Parent app; The 3rd year summer report will be available for access through VSware next week. A school based Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement for 3rd years will be issued next year and this official document will be used instead of the State Examination results and should be retained. A text message will be sent to year groups once the reports are open for access. A reminder on how to access VSware as a parent/guardian can be found here.
  • Booklist for the coming school year. The Book Haven company will operate online this year or through their shop in Blanchardstown. Book grant application forms are available on our website lucancc.ie for eligible applicants and can only be redeemed through The Book Haven (www.bookhaven.ie);
  • Options have already been assigned and communicated to 5th year students. Transition Year Option subjects will be given to students on their return to school. You will see from the TY booklist that no books are needed for option subjects. All other years continue with their assigned option subjects.
  • School Calendar: Please print and retain this safely at home for school closure dates and early finishing times and check the online google calendar on our website for updates;
  • The new school day structure is shown on a blank timetable as we have made some changes this year. The move to one hour classes will mean fewer classes each day (6 instead of 9), improved student engagement, less time spent moving around the school and fewer books to be carried. Please note the slight changes to start, break and end times.
  • Uniform Information – please note choice of kilt or trousers for girls. Students in all years do PE and require a school PE uniform. Students should wear their PE uniform for the day when PE is on the timetable. LC Examination PE students will be advised when they need to wear their PE uniform. Our uniform supplier is Schoolwear House and contact details and sizing advice are available on our website lucancc.ie;
  • Financial Information – details of our online payment system can be found on our website and we ask that you check our online payment system to ensure that all outstanding balances are paid.
    • The €50 admin charge covers the cost of the school journal which will be available from the school on return. It also covers the cost of student 24-hour insurance and operating costs of the school SMS text messaging system.
    • A voluntary contribution of €100 helps to cover the costs of our active extra-curricular programme, end of year awards and ongoing costs such as photocopying and postage. Sibling discounts can be requested through the front office.
  • Technology: We are a Windows based school and although it is not essential, it would be of benefit if students had access to a windows based device for homework.  All students in Lucan CC can use their school email account to access Microsoft 365. This includes Word, OneNote and Teams. So it is not necessary to buy the Office 365 package. If you are considering buying a device a basic entry level computer will suffice. Please ensure the device has a microphone and a camera for video conferencing if needed. LC students taking DCG need a higher specification (see www.t4.ie). Students should have access to a set of headphones that work with a smartphone. All electronic devices can be used under teacher supervision during class time only.
  • Induction Days: Students should arrive in full uniform on the date and time specified on the calendar and require only a copy, a pencil case and a small snack on their induction days. A locker will be allocated to students who have paid the rental fee (lockers are not needed for TY and LCA students) and books can be brought in gradually over the first week.

Please ensure that every student and parent/guardian signs the school journal (Page 2) when they are distributed to confirm that you have read and understood the school policies and to confirm your commitment to following the school code of behaviour, uniform policy and other policies. Please ensure your son/daughter understands all our policies especially personal presentation, mobile phones, acceptable user (ICT) and attendance/punctuality. We also encourage students to join extra-curricular activities when they restart.

Please keep an eye on our website www.lucancc.ie and Twitter account @lucancc1 for updates at the start of the year and use your VSware access throughout your child’s time in our school. Our parents’ association social media accounts and contact details are also available on our website.

Take care and have a safe and relaxing summer before the excitement of a new school year begins again.

Best wishes,

Diane Birnie  (Principal)